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NE Regional: Anniston girls go cold in second half but earn another trip to Birmingham

JACKSONVILLE — Anniston’s girls got through an ugly second half to reach a beautiful bottom line in Thursday’s Northeast Regional 4A final. The Bulldogs scored just two second-half field goals but throttled Fairview defensively, advancing 50-27 in Pete Mathews Coliseum.


Inmate dead after fight at the Jefferson County Jail

JEFFERSON COUNTY — An inmate of the Jefferson County Jail has died as a result of a fight in his cell. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Wednesday at around 8:15 PM deputies were alerted to two inmates fighting in a cell. Deputies responded and found one inmate was on top of


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Gas tax’s impact on Jefferson County dominates Birmingham town hall

Concerns over how Jefferson County would benefit from a potential state gas tax increase dominated the discussion at a town hall Tuesday night in Birmingham hosted by Democratic state legislators that represent the county.


Hoover murder suspect killed by another inmate in Jefferson County Jail cell, authorities say

A 23-year-old man awaiting trial in the bludgeoning death of his roommate in Hoover died after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Jefferson County Jail. The death of Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the inmate


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


14 year old dies after fatal accident in North Jefferson County UPDATE: Victim Identified

WARRIOR, Ala. (WIAT) --UPDATE 2: According to the Jefferson County Coroner, the victim has been identified as Destiny Marie Walker, 14, of Fultondale, Alabama. Three other people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 8500 Block Rouse Road in W


Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


Jefferson County child injured in accidental shooting

An accidental shooting in Pinson left a child with minor injuries. The shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. Thursday in the 8500 block of Taylor Drive, said Jefferson County sheriff’s Capt. David Agee. The child is 11 years old.


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., and is now based in Memphis, opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the f


Deaths of 2 ‘bright, shining stars’ mourned at Fultondale High School

Fultondale High School is grieving the loss of two “shining stars,” students and friends who died just over 24 hours apart. Destiny Marie Walker, 14, was killed Tuesday night in a horrific crash while riding in a vehicle with three of her teen girlfriends. Shelton Waldrop, 17, died Monday after thre


Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country

MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.


11-year-old accidentally shot in Pinson

PINSON, AL (WBRC) -An 11-year-old is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after accidentally being shot in the arm just after midnight. The shooting happened in the 8500 block of Taylor Drive in Pinson. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said a family member had a weapon in a case th


Authorities looking for individual suspected of burglarizing Center Point High School twice

CENTER POINT — Authorities are looking for a suspect thought to be responsible for two recent burglaries at Center Point High School. Officials said that Center Point High School was burglarized on Feb. 17 at around 1:40 a.m. Detectives obtained surveillance video images of a suspect inside the scho


Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money. The Dothan Eagle reported Dothan City Schools expects to cut at least 47 staff members as part of the efforts.


Strong Storms Moving Into Jefferson County

The line of storms is now slowly pushing into the western parts of Jefferson County, with the southwestern parts of the county about to experience very heavy rainfall, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, and winds in excess of 40 MPH.


Alabama man gets 16 years for helping slaying suspect elude police

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to helping his cousin elude police officers who were searching for him in the slaying of one woman and the kidnapping of another.


Alabama newspaper editor won’t apologize for writing editorial saying KKK should 'ride again'

An Alabama newspaper editor who wrote an editorial urging the return of the Ku Klux Klan to "clean out" Washington said Thursday that he won’t apologize and “would do it all over again.”


Warrior moves forward on $10 Million financing with county

WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council on Monday night approved a resolution for the approval of economic development. The resolution is the first step of a joint effort between the City of Warrior and Jefferson County and what is called the “Hallmark Farm Cooperative District,” which was created by the c


Man indicted in shotgun slaying of woman inside her Ensley apartment

A Birmingham man has been indicted in the August shotgun shooting death of a 55-year-old woman inside her Ensley apartment. A Jefferson County grand jury issued the capital murder indictment again 28-year-old Cameron Jamar Cook on Feb. 8, according to court records made public Thursday. He is charge